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How to locate a WiNG AP using the LED lights - Turn LED off/on

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TitleHow to locate a WiNG AP using the LED lights - Turn LED off/on
Objective
To use the LED lights on an AP to determine its physical location.
Environment
  • AP75xx series
  • AP65xx series
  • AP76xx
  • AP71xx series
  • AP85xx series
  • AP8432
  • AP8232
  • AP8132
  • WiNG 5.x
  • CLI
  • Web UI
  • Enterprise UI
Procedure
Prerequisites:
  • SSH (Secure shell) client such as Putty.exe or console cable connected to the console port (baud rate 19200 or 115200)
  • Flash enabled browser
From Enterise Web UI:
  • Log into the AP
  • From the Dashboard tab expand System > Expand your RF-domain > Click on the arrow to the right of the AP you'd like to locate
  • From the menu go down to Troubleshooting
  • From the Troubleshooting menu select Flash LEDs
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  • From the Flashing LEDs ON popup configure the Flashing LED duration value
  • Press on Locator ON. This will start the flashing sequence. 
  • Once done, either wait for the Flashing during to expire or press on the Locator OFF button. 
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From CLI:

There are 3 different ways to use the LED lights on an AP in order to determine its location.
  1. Continuous LED flash sequence:
  • Log into the AP via SSH or console port and run the following commands:
>en
#self
#led flash-pattern
#com wr
[OK]
  • To disable the command:
#no led flash-pattern
#com wr
[OK]
  1. Timed LED flash sequence:
  • Log into the AP or controller via SSH or console port and run the following commands:
>en
#service locator <time 1-60 minutes> on <AP name>
Example: service locator 5 on ap7532-188D40        (The AP7532 will flash for 5 minutes and stop)
  1. Turn LEDs off
  • Log into the AP via SSH or console port and run the following commands:
>en
#self
#no led
#com wr
[OK]
  • To turn them back on:
>en 
#self 
#led 
#com wr 
[OK]
Additional notes
The same command may be used on all the listed APs; however, due to their physical differences, the flash pattern may also differ. To locate the AP, look for one on which the LED lights are flashing in a distinct manner that is different from its operational LED behavior. On most, the amber LED light will flash. 

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